Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Perfect conditions

Perfect snowconditions! A hard base and soft snow on the top, makes it possible to ski everywhere! The last two days we have arranged tours to Måsåplassen, Indre Uksan and skied back from Gunstadseter.

Monday, 28 March 2011

This was a day with a bit of everything. It was sunny and -10 Celcius in the morning, snowing and -0,1 Celcius when we returned at 2 PM. Still good conditions!

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Windy start

Good morning. Yesterday we had a very different weather than we expected from the forecast, but very pleased that it happened. We were looking forward to some extra snow covering the hard melted surface and yesterday it finally came. There was a lot of wind following the snowfall, which clocked about 8.5mm (equals about 4-5cm of this wet snow) of precipitation. It gives us back our "hard wax" condition and nice trails. Today at 6AM: -4.1 Celsius, fresh breeze from NW, limited visibility.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011


Weather update at 2PM: It has been snowing and blowing in the last hours, +1 Celsius, gentle breeze from west. Seems like the klister days are over for awhile.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011


Yesterday temperatures reached a new dimension, we have not had this warm since the autumn: +8.2 Celsius. It surely helps the snow compressing and finding a new structure but hopefully it is not going to continue like this for too long. As it looks we get back to normal winter weather from tomorrow evening on.
7AM: +0.7 Celsius, gentle breeze from NW, sunny/partly cloudy, good visibility.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Mild days

Good morning. After a great day we are having another "nice-looking" one, but a bit warmer. It will help the snow to consolidate and stay on the ground for longer. 7AM: -3.2 Celsius, light breeze from S, partly cloudy, good visibility.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Weekend update

Saturday started fairly cold/windy and warmed up quickly, but the wind stayed with us for many hours burrying most of our prepared trails, but it was sunny and nice temperatures all day.
Sunday has started the same way-at 7AM: -13.2 Celsius, light breeze from north, great visibility, sunny. Expecting warmer temperatures from now on even above zero in the next couple of days.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Snowy Friday

Weather update at 7AM: -8.1 Celsius, light air from SE, limited visibility, about 2,5cm of fresh snow in last 12hrs and still snowing now. More snow expected today and clearing for tomorrow.
Nice tour off piste close to Svartfjell and Dynjefjell areas.
Evening update: we ended up with about 6cm of fresh snow from this snowfall.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011


Good morning. 6AM: -15 Celsius, light air from S-SW, clear sky, great visibility. We are expecting a nice sunny day today and some snow in the next few days.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Tuesday on Skisafari

Another day on skisafari and back on the usual Tuesday Trolløypa plan between Måsåplassen and Venabu. The weather seems stable. At 7AM: -11 celsius, light air from E-NE, overcast, good visibility.
Afternoon update: Nice tour on Trolloypa, very interesting light conditions and cloud patterns.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Sunny Monday on Dynjefjell

7AM: -7.7 Celsius, gentle breeze from N-NE, clear and sunny. We had about 2cm of fresh snow in last 24hrs.
Great tour on skisafari, skiing over Dynjefjell, little wind and nice sunny conditions. (Not much snow on top of the ridge ,but plenty on the way down to the forest. The views were stunning all around, looking at Dora canyon, Rondane and Jotunheimen National Parks.

Sunday, 13 March 2011


Good morning. At 7AM: -11 Celsius, almost no wind, overcast, good visibility. We are expecting some precipitation today.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Sunny Saturday

Good morning. At 6AM: -16.4 Celsius, light breeze from N-NE, great visibility. Nice weather and good trails for the weekend (Additional trail cut: Trolloypa to Remma, Måsåplassen direction). Enjoy the weekend.
Evening update: Great day with more wind in the afternoon period, temperature was up to -2 Celsius.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Checking marking sticks (Eldabu, Grahogdbu, Dorfallet)

Today was time for checking the sticks we put out in the end of January, most of them were in order, but some of them were blown away or knocked over. Once again I saw the reindeer herd and enjoyed the views of Rondane.


Cold start again, at 7AM: -18.4 Celsius, light breeze from N-NW, great visibility. Looks like we are having another brilliant day. All the trails have been cut yesterday. Unofficial snow depth: 70-73cm

Venabu-Grahogdbu-Dorfallet- Venabu tour

What a day out, brilliant snow condition - even off piste, misty and cold start then it slowly warmed up and cleared. We enjoyed a nice 5hr journey around Grahogdbu and Dorfallet. Even saw a herd of reindeer in the distance close to Ramstinden.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Colder morning

Weather update at 7AM: -16 Celsius, light air from N, local fog in central areas, but clear to the South, no precipitation in last 12 hrs.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Fog and wind - then a clear afternoon

Weather update at 7AM: -5 Celsius, gentle breeze from S-SE, foggy, limited visibility, about 1cm of snow in last 12 hrs. Seems like we are getting some snow and wind in the next 24hrs.
Evening update: It turned out to be a nice day and we enjoyed skiing in the fresh snow (about 4cm).

Tuesday, 8 March 2011


Weather update at 7AM: -3.9 Celsius, light breeze from SE, good visibility, overcast. We are testing the Trolloypa again today between Masaplassen and Venabu as part of the Skisafari program.
Evening update: Great tour on the Trolloypa, with some sun, wind and off piste adventures. We managed to find some reindeer tracks but no sign of them.

Monday, 7 March 2011


Most of the trails were cut yesterday. Today at 7AM: -9.2 Celsius, light air from E, good visibility.
Looking at the clouds today it seems like there is a change coming soon.

Sunday, 6 March 2011


Good morning. Weather update at 7AM: After another windy day now we have more settled winter weather. -9.7Celsius, gentle breeze from W-NW, partly cloudy, good visibility. Most of the trails are being or will be cut today.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

More wind and some fresh snow

Weather update at 7AM: -7 Celsius, moderate breeze from W-NW, overcast, good visibility, about 2-3cm of fresh snow in last 24hrs. It has been windy here and might stay like this for today as well. Yesterday the temperature reached +3 Celsius, but fortunately dropped back down to the subzero range.
We had a very successful ski safari week! Another week is coming.

Friday, 4 March 2011

Still windy and mild

7AM: -0.2 Celsius, moderate breeze (pretty windy), overcast, good visibility. Looking at another windy day and temperatures up in the plus range and maybe some precipitation in the next few days.

Thursday, 3 March 2011


Weather update at 7AM: -2.4 Celsius, gentle breeze from NW, good visibility, partly cloudy. Yesterday the temperature reached "plus degrees" (+0.4) after many weeks of subzero and seems like this milder weather will continue throughout this week. We are also expecting windy conditions.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Sunny moments

We keep having nice weather here this week, clouds have approached the area today, but it still feels pleasant.
Today the tempareture is around -4 and -9 Celsius, partly cloudy, snow condition is great and all trails have been prepared.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Foggy morning and what an evening with Northern Lights

Weather and trail update at 7AM: -10 Celsius, light air from SW, foggy - low visibility. All the trails have been prepared in the last 36hrs including Trolloypa towards Oksendalen (to the river Remma). Hopefully this local for will lift up later on and we can enjoy another beautiful sunny day.
11PM update: Great sunny day and amazing northern lights from 9pm on.